7 Useful Knife Skills to Learn Today

7 Useful Knife Skills to Learn Today

Mastering a few knife techniques can make cooking more enjoyable and, believe it or not, make food taste better. Cutting food into uniform pieces allows it to cook more evenly resulting in a better presentation and better taste.

Here are 7 knife cutting skills??to get you started. The key is to use a sharp knife, use the right size knife, go slow and practice.

#1 Knife Cutting Basics

For good cutting skills it really boils down to two easy tips. Begin the cut toward the front of the blade and push the knife forward and down. If you reach the heel before the cut is complete, pull straight back and repeat the forward motion.


#2 Video: How to Quickly and Easily Dice an Onion

Need an easy way to cut an onion? This technique allows you to evenly dice onions in no time at all.


#3 Video: How to Dice a Butternut Squash

Squash season is approaching and there's nothing more frustrating that not being able to cut through one. Here's the best way to cut a butternut squash.


#4 Video: How to Easily Core and Slice an Apple

This might be my favorite knife cutting technique. My life was changed when I learned how to slice apples this way.

Apple Slicing

#5 Video: How to Julienne a Carrot

Leaning to julienne a carrot makes matchstick-sized pieces that are uniform in size for stir-fry's and salads.


#6 How to Cut Brussels Sprouts

Cutting Brussels sprouts isn't hard, but there are several ways to cut them depending on how you're preparing them.


#7 How to Cut Cauliflower

Confused about cutting cauliflower? This is an easy way to get that those delicious florets.


What knife cutting technique would you like to learn? Let us know and we'll add it to our list. Also, show us your knife skills using #CutcoSharp #CutcoForLife.

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